The 2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day results will be updated all afternoon at horseracing.com.au and we are set for a big day of racing at The Valley.
The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes offers the winner direct entry into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate and it is Lindsay Park-trained He’s Our Rokkii that is a clear favourite to win the Group 2 event.
There a number of talented sprinters engaged in the McEwen Stakes and it is the other clear highlight on an excellent betting card.
Magic Millions Classic winner Houtzen is currently a clear favourite, but she will face stiff competition from the likes of Russian Revolution, Heatherly and Hellbent.
A number of Thousand Guineas contenders will also do battle in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes, while Japanese sprinter Brave Smash will push for a place in The Everest when he contests the Bendigo Bank Stakes.
Keep visiting horseracing.com.au all afternoon to keep up to date with all the 2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day results!
2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day Results
Race 1 (12:25pm) – $120,000 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap Results
Samovare recorded her first win in Melbourne with a fast-finishing win in the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap at The Valley this afternoon.
Damien Oliver was forced to get a long way back with Samovare, but she was able to track into the race coming around the turn and always looked like the danger.
Spanish Reef led from the start and was very brave to the line, but Samovare was able to finish over the top of her rival to get the job done.
- 1st – Samovare
- 2nd – Spanish Reef
- 3rd – Trinity Hill
Race 2 (1:00pm) – $120,000 Sweeney We Know West Handicap Results
Masculino led from start to finish to record a brave win in the Sweeney We Know West Handicap at The Valley this afternoon.
Jake Noonan wasted no time taking Masculino to the lead in the early stages of the race and he was able to dictate terms throughout.
Eshtiraak took a while to find clear running before he eventually got out and hit the line strongly, but he was still unable to catch Eshtiraak.
- 1st – Masculino
- 2nd – Eshtiraak
- 3rd – Sunquest
Race 3 (1:40pm) – $60,000 MiMatch Handicap Results
Ebediyin finished over the top of Cosmic Lights to win the MiMatch Handicap at The Valley this afternoon.
Ebediyin failed to fire in his Australian racing debut at Flemington, but it is clear that he took plenty of benefit from that run and he responded well when asked for an extra effort from Damian Lane.
Lane is confident that Ebediyin will be even better over further and trainer Darren Weir suggested that there is a good race in the former Irish Derby runner.
- 1st – Ebediyin
- 2nd – Cosmic Lights
- 3rd – Emoji
Race 4 (2:15pm) – $120,000 LF Sign Group Handicap Results
Magnapal timed his run to perfection to win the LF Sign Group Handicap at The Valley this afternoon.
Lord Durante, Killarney Kid and Foundry looked as though they would fight out the finish, but Magnapal stormed from the pack in the last 100 metres to record an upset win.
Magnapal’s win was his first since he beat The United States to take out the 2015 edition of the Naturalism Stakes.
- 1st – Magnapal
- 2nd – Lord Durante
- 3rd – Killarney Kid
Race 5 (2:50pm) – $200,000 Group 2 McEwen Stakes Results
Russian Revolution returned to the races with a classy win in the 2017 McEwen Stakes at The Valley this afternoon.
Heatherly took up the running in the early stages of the McEwen Stakes and Russian Revolution was able to track the leader into the race.
Russian Revolution responded well when asked for an extra effort by jockey Mark Zahra and he finished over the top of Heatherly to record an impressive win.
- 1st – Russian Revolution
- 2nd – Heatherly
- 3rd – Houtzen
Race 6 (3:30pm) – $120,000 Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes Results
Shoals made it four wins from as many starts with lovely win in the 2017 Atlantic Jewel Stakes at The Valley this afternoon.
Blondie took up the running in the early stages of the Atlantic Jewel Stakes and Shoals was able to trail her into the race.
Shoals responded well when asked for an extra effort from the in-form Mark Zahra and she ran away from her rivals to record a classy victory.
- 1st – Shoals
- 2nd – Blondie
- 3rd – She’s So High
Race 7 (4:10pm) – $120,000 Listed Bendigo Bank Stakes Results
Brave Smash held-on late to record a maiden Australian race win in the Bendigo Bank Stakes at The Valley this afternoon.
Damian Lane was positive on Brave Smash early and he used up the Japanese sprinter to ensure that he would settle in a forward position.
Brave Smash kicked clear of his rivals at the top of the straight and had the race won, but he clearly tired late.
- 1st – Brave Smash
- 2nd – El Divino
- 3rd – Revolving Door
Race 8 (4:50pm) – $250,000 Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results
Australian Oaks winner Bonneval returned to the races with a stunning victory in the 2017 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.
Star Exhibit reared and threw Mark Zahra at the gates and the riderless horse played havoc throughout the race.
Trainer Murray Baker thought that Bonneval would need the run, but she responded impressively when asked for an extra effort from Damian Lane and she finished over the top of her rivals to record a stellar victory.
Bonneval’s Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes win earnt her a start in the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, but the Caulfield Cup remains her major 2017 Spring Racing Carnival target.
- 1st – Bonneval
- 2nd – Abbey Marie
- 3rd – Rhythm To Spare
Race 9 (5:25pm) – $120,000 Craig Opie Cup Results
Stampede returned to the races with an impressive win in the 2017 Craig Opie Cup at The Valley this afternoon.
Onpicalo took up the running in the early stages and that allowed Stampede to get a lovely trail into the contest.
Stampede hit the front at the top of the straight and he cruised to a victory that suggests he is in for a big 2017 Spring Racing Carnival campaign.
- 1st – Stampede
- 2nd – Magic Consol
- 3rd – Petrology